Top 5 Books of Winter

Top Five Books of Winter

So since it’s pretty much Spring (where I am) I thought I’d do a round-up of the Top 5 Book I Read this Winter. I generally think of winter as between Thanksgiving and changing the clocks- so that’s my time frame on that one. Hopefully good weather, health and reading times ahead no matter what the season!

5. Foolish Hearts

foolish hearts

December’s Owlcrate had friendship, family and Shakespeare. I liked all the characters and I appreciated the dialogue and the slice-of-life aspect. It made it all feel very real. I already have more Emma Mills books on my TBR.

4. The Cruel Prince

the cruel prince

Technically this book and number three could be tied. But Holly Black’s story of a young girl who wants to be a part of the brutal fae world she was kidnapped into a nasty fairy Prince and all the court machinations and murder was a great surprise. I do think it took a bit to get into and I’m not big on the sisters but that last half… wow. And the potential for the next one!

3. Honor Among Thieves

honor among thieves

A very recent read about a girl who bonds with a Leviathan and finds family and acceptance on a journey into space all the while also finding out secrets are being kept by all and no one has a clue what they signed up for…

That was a very roundabout explanation wasn’t it?

Great book. Great characters with choices that surprised me and much like The Cruel Prince incredible potential ahead.

2. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

the loneliest girl in the universe

I suppose psychological thrillers are good at any time of the year. They just feel more right to me in winter, what can I say? A girl whose never known anything but space and has been alone for years finally has help on the way. But that help might turn into a torment she has no escape from.

It was a quick read that I really couldn’t put down.

This would be an awesome movie!

1. The Bear and the Nightingale

the bear and the nightingale

A beautifully written book about a young girl and her family struggling to survive Winter in the Russian wilderness as they turn away from the old ways. Okay, there’s a lot else going on here but you really should just read the book. It’s got a bit of everything and as you can tell Winter itself plays a huge part in the story. I absolutely loved it. The sequel is already out and the end of the trilogy is scheduled for later this year!


4 thoughts on “Top 5 Books of Winter

  1. The Cruel Prince was awesome! I really hope you like it. I think I’m going to give that a reread before The Wicked King 🙂 If you wait a couple more months for The Bear and The Nightingale you can binge the whole series at once!

  2. I loved both the Bear and the Nightingale and the Cruel Prince. Haven’t read the other three books but they sound intriguing. 😊

  3. I have been wanting to read The Cruel Prince for so, so long! I keep seeing it around the bookish community and oh my, I really want it!!
    Great post 💛

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